The Union of UEA Students is planning to lobby the University to reinstate the 23:59 deadline for coursework submissions.

Union Council passed a decision that mandated the Union officers to lobby for the deadline to be put back in place, as it was for the spring semester last academic year.

Academic officer Josh Bowker believes that the current 3pm deadline “discriminates against students with children, and students that work.” Although Bowker admitted that the University will “most likely decline” the 23:59 deadline, he is hopeful that the Union can get the deadline “pushed back to a more reasonable time, making it fairer for all students.”